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Philadelphia Lands 2017 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is coming to the "City of Brotherly Love."

The league announced that the 2017 draft will take place in Philadelphia. It will be held April 27th through the 29th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. That's near where Pope Francis celebrated Mass when he visited the city last year. It will be the first time Philadelphia has hosted the draft since the 1960's. New York City was the host site for decades before the draft was moved to Chicago in 2015.

Other teams are lobbying to host future drafts.

Dallas is hoping to host the 2018 draft and Green Bay has expressed interest in being a future host site as well.

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